Projective Eye Gallery

The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City opened in September 2011. The gallery presents major exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and distinguishes itself by presenting inter-disciplinary "happenings" in conjunction with exhibitions throughout the year. For an overview of past exhibitions, please see the Press Book. To receive information about upcoming events and exhibitions, please click here.

Next Exhibition

Noelle Mason: X-Ray Vision vs Invisibility
August 16 – October 1
Reception: September 20, 6-8:30 pm
woven cloth image by Noelle Mason

X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility is a body of work about the phenomenological effects of vision technologies on the social perception of undocumented immigrants. This project reforms images from U.S. Border Patrol into hand-made objects - cyanotypes, hand-woven tapestry rugs, and embroidered cotton – to expose how technologies such as backscatter, x-ray, sonic, thermal, and digital imaging recycle Cartesian modes of viewing that reinforce a neocolonial social and political relationship with Mexico. 
Noelle Mason is an associate professor of art at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She is also the co-founder and curator of Parallelogram Gallery (Tampa) and CUNSTHAUS (Tampa). She earned her MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA in Studio Art from the University of California Irvine. In 2004, she was awarded a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has been the recipient of the South Arts Southern Prize (2017), Florida Prize in Contemporary Art (2016), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Artist Grant (2013), among others.
Schedule a free tour!

picture of students in galleryThe gallery offers free tours for groups of six or more.  Please contact Wendy Fishman at 704-687-0881 to schedule a tour for your group. Tours last approximately one hour.  Please indicate if you are interested in our current exhibition or the Lona-Frey Collection, a collection of limited edition prints and sculpture from 1930-2000.

Pictured here: students from First Ward Elementary School learn about the Henrique Oliveira installation and the improvisatory dance Tres para Tres.


Hours and Contact:

The gallery is open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. For information about exhibitions and programs, please contact

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries 

About the CoA+A Gallery System

The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.